Town Warming Center Locations Information

Town Warming Center Locations Information
Posted on 12/22/2022
As the temperatures plummet, the Town of Cheshire reminds you that warming centers for residents are available at the following municipal locations:

Cheshire Senior Center, 240 Maple Avenue from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday - Friday.

The Cheshire Public Library, 104 Main Street from Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.. The Cheshire Public Library will be closed Saturday, 12/24 for Christmas Eve.

The Cheshire Police Department, 500 Highland Avenue main lobby is open 24/7 and available as a warming center.

The Senior Center and the Youth Center will be made available as needed in the event of a long-term power outage.

The Cheshire Emergency Management Team will continue to monitor advisories that have been issued by the National Weather Service.  Here are some prevention tips from the web site to stay safe in the cold:

 - Parents should monitor their children’s outdoor activities and be aware of any signs of frost bite or distress, especially when the wind chill reaches the zero mark.  

 - Bring pets inside.

- Make a Family Communications Plan. Your family may not be together when disaster strikes, so it is important to know how you will contact one another, how you will get back together and what you will do in case of an emergency.

- Make an emergency kit for at least three days of self-sufficiency.

- Prepare your home:

- Make sure your home is well insulated and that you have weather stripping around your doors and window sills to keep the warm air inside.

- Make sure you have a working carbon monoxide detector.

- Keep fire extinguishers on hand, and make sure everyone in your house knows how to use them. House fires pose an additional risk, as more people turn to alternate heating sources without taking the necessary safety precautions.

- Learn how to shut off water valves (in case a pipe bursts).

- Insulate your home by installing storm windows or covering windows with plastic from the inside to keep cold air out.

- If you have a wood burning fireplace, consider storing wood to keep you warm if winter weather knocks out your heat. Also, make sure you have your chimney cleaned and inspected every year.

- Have at least one of the following heat sources in case the power goes out:
 *Extra blankets, sleeping bags and warm winter coats
 *Fireplace or wood-burning stove with plenty of dry firewood, or a gas log fireplace
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